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Tales for Tapas: Money and mystique

Iñakia Urdangarin and Princess Cristina

A princess in hot water, Real Madrid under scrutiny and farewell to Javier Bardem’s watering hole.

April 5th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

Resign? You must be kidding

Alberto Núñez Feijóo.

Spain’s recent glut of corruption scandals has been accompanied by an equally striking phenomenon: a refusal of those implicated to step down from their posts.

April 4th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Ladies and gentlemen, the next prime minister of Spain…?

María Dolores de Cospedal.

María Dolores de Cospedal has tightened her grip on the Popular Party, and is the most likely person to succeed Mariano Rajoy if he doesn’t stand for a second term as prime minister in 2015.

February 18th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Rajoy is a liability for Spain if he can’t clear his name

Cospedal and Rajoy

Political and economic stability depend on the scandal-plagued governing party offering more than mere lip service to transparency.

February 4th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

Time for Spain to defy expectations as it battles corruption

Former PP treasurer Luis Bárcenas.

Allegations about a culture of corrupt practices in the heart of the governing Partido Popular are just the latest in a litany of scandals.

January 21st, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

Valencia’s Camps is off the hook, but something still smells rotten

Camps: laughing all the way to absolution. Photo: EFE.

The former Valencia regional premier has been absolved of wrongdoing in one of Spain’s most infamous corruption scandals. But his party isn’t popping open the champagne – nor should it.

January 27th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

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